Our Care Team

Our Care Team

We are a family practice clinic. We see patients of all ages. We really like the entire family to see us so we can understand the family dynamics of our patients. As your primary care physician, we are your main consultant for all your health concerns.

  • We promise to listen to you.
  • We promise to apply the latest proven medical practices to your care.
  • We promise to assist in attaining your desired quality of life.
  • We promise to apply a holistic approach to treating you, taking care of your physical as well as emotional well-being.

  • We promise to provide excellent customer service.
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Dr. Joy Liu, D.O.

Family Practice Physician

Dr. Liu completed her degree of Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology at U.C. Berkeley. With a strong interest in primary care and holistic approach to medicine. Dr. Liu completed her medical degree at Western University with a Doctor of Osteophathic medicine in Pomona, CA. She then completed her residency at Methodist/Mercy Hospitals Family Practice Residency in Sacramento. Dr. Liu is board certified in Family Practice and is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians.

Dr. Liu’s philosophy on medicine is simple: stay healthy, age successfully, and most importantly enjoy life. For Dr. Liu, mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health. When she treats a patient, she combines the best of modern medicine with her sage counseling. Patients confide in her because she takes time to listen to them. If she is behind on schedule, it is because she spent extra time with a patient, not because she double-booked. Patients have used such words as compassionate, caring, thorough, wise, patient, and goes-the-extra-mile to describe Dr. Liu.

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Dr. Jayferson Golepang, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Jayferson Golepang, or as he likes to be called, Dr. Jay, completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Honors, at the University of the Philippines in 2005.  In 2010, he completed his Doctor of Medicine, also at the University of the Philippines. Dr. Jay completed his medical residency in Internal Medicine at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2016.

Dr. Jay loves medicine and taking care of patients. He deeply believes in the importance of continuity-of-care in helping patients maintain their optimal health. Dr. Jay enjoys family practice and primary care medicine because it is the best environment to develop a trustworthy, respectful, and long-lasting patient-doctor relationships. Besides a good novel, he also loves reading and studying the latest medical research and treatment options.

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Dr. Liz Hernandez, M.D.

Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Hernandez is a board certified Family Medicine Physician. She immigrated to California from Colombia in 2005.

Dr. Hernandez spent several years doing medical research at UCSF prior to completing her medical residency at the University Health Science at Texas Tech in El Paso, TX. She is passionate about preventive care and a strong advocate of healthy lifestyle choices, stress reduction, great mental/emotional health, non-narcotic pain management, and active patient involvement in decision making. Dr. Hernandez’s goal is to provide comprehensive, high quality, and evidence-based medicine to her patients. She wants to develop long-term relationships, rooted in mutual trust, with the common goal of optimum mental and physical health with her patients.

Dr. Hernandez comes to us from the Bay Area and speaks fluent Spanish. She looks forward to using her multi-cultural background and medical knowledge to serve the community and her patients.

Lara Barhoum DeMaio, P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Lara grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a minor in Communications from Santa Clara University. After working in the non-profit sector for a few years, she decided that she wanted to fulfill her lifelong passion and pursue a career in medicine. After attending a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Mills College in Oakland, California, Lara went on to complete her Physician Assistant Program and Master of Science at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. After working for one year in an urgent care/primary care practice in New Jersey, she and her husband moved to Sacramento to be closer to her family in the Bay Area.

Lara is a board certified Physician Assistant in the state of California. She believes in treating the patient as a whole and her focus in on preventive care. Providing a positive experience where each patient is empowered about their health is the goal of every visit.

Lara loves being outdoors and you can find her out hiking or at the local park with her husband, young son and toy poodle, Harriet. She and her family enjoy trying new restaurants or getting fresh ingredients from the local farmer’s market to try new recipes. Spending time with family friends is an important part of Lara’s life and she believes that you should wake up every morning and do what makes you happy. A happy life is a healthy life!

Chris Phillips, F.N.P.-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Chris grew up in Tennessee. Chris joined the US Navy and spent 10 years stationed in San Diego, CA where he met his wife. They then moved to Sacramento, CA where he used his GI Bill to attend California State University, Sacramento to study Exercise Science & Kinesiology. He became an EMT and a CPR instructor and then went to Samuel Merritt University to pursue a Masters in Nursing and become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Chris is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. As a FNP, Chris believes the key in providing quality patient care is listening and learning about the patient so any plan is co-developed in partnership with the patient. His passion for health and fitness is the driving force in working with patients to create a life of wellness and longevity.

Chris likes to spend his spare time with his family and staying physically active including coaching “family workout hour” with his wife and two teenage children.

Sabina Sampath, P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Sabina completed her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Mumbai, India in the year 2000. She practiced medicine for a couple of years in India before she moved to Sacramento, CA after her wedlock. In the US, to maintain a balance between work and family, she pursued Physician Assistant program at Stanford School of Medicine and graduated in 2013. Since then she has been working as PA catering to the needs of her patients, local to Sacramento, CA.

 Sabina is passionate about serving the community through her medical career, caring for patient’s health and providing a healthy lifestyle solution for all. She believes that physicians and patients need to work together to pursue care that improves health and minimize the intake of medication as needed. She likes to interact with patients and would like to build a long-term healthy relationship with the patients.

Sabina enjoys baking and trying out new recipes and is always willing to learn new techniques in baking. She likes to make 2 tiered cakes for her friends. She loves to spend time with her family and kids.

Aiyana Turpen-Scott, P.A.-C

Physician Assistant

Aiyana was born in the Bay Area and spent much of her childhood there. She has lived in multiple states within the US throughout her life, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Chemistry from Grinnell College in Iowa. She worked as a Medical Assistant in Los Angeles, California before completing her Physician Assistant Program and Master of Science at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Aiyana is a board certified Physician Assistant in the state of California. She strives to provide compassionate comprehensive care while empowering patients to have a voice in their own healthcare through health education and counseling.

Aiyana is excited to explore the Greater Sacramento Area, she enjoys walking/hiking outdoors but also loves to get lost in a good novel. She prioritizes spending time with her family and friends in her free time to lead a happy, healthy, balanced life.

Rebecca Somersett, NDTR

Nutritionist/Registered Dietetic Technician

Rebecca, or as most people call her, Becca, has lived in the area for almost 5 years now with her amazing husband. They have two dogs, 4 chickens, and a Leopard Gecko named Frank. She enjoys sharing favorite recipes and modifying them in a new healthy way for her patients. Her passion is to help share the benefits and deliciousness behind healthy cooking without taking away the taste.

Becca received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition through California Polytechnic State University and later received her Registered Dietetic Technician (DTR) certification through the Academy of Food and Nutrition. She enjoys using her education and passion for nutrition to help patients develop a passion for a healthy life. Her hobbies include spending as much time in the sun as possible, working out at her local CrossFit gym, and being a home-body with her hubby. Becca’s favorite food includes Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Truffle salt and sautéed mushrooms. This fabulous dish is a wonderful side to turkey in the fall or Pork tenderloin in the winter.

Tammy
Practice Manager

Karen
Office Manager